Charlie Loses a Friend deals with death and how to help a child with the loss. The book includes pages submitted by counselors that will prove helpful to the adults of the child facing the loss.
Genie Byrd, is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and an experienced educator. She spent years in the educational field as a teacher, school counselor, and as a school administrator. Her guidance for parents and teachers dealing with loss in the lives of children or students, issues from that wealth of experience. Her heart for children in distress shines through, but doesn’t stop there.
This book offers so much good counsel for anyone dealing with loss. More importantly, for those adults trying to help their children or students deal with loss, this will be a very helpful resource. Charlie Loses a Friend points the reader to Jesus, who took the children on His lap and blessed them.
Darlia Conn, MM
Adjunct Faculty, Lee University School of Music
Anna is sick. Her friend Charlie is about to face a difficult time with Anna’s brother and family.
Reviews For Charlie Loses a Friend from Counselors
“A wonderful guide to help children process the loss of a loved one.” Claudia Cuyun, Mental Health Counselor
“Genie ’ s book demonstrates how life is . . . scary at times.” Kendra Ballard, Mental Health Counselor and Behavioral Specialist
“The book proves that presence is powerful and doesn’t require all the answers.” Chaplain Pat McKelvey, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
“Clearly defines that we all grieve differently, and that’s okay. “ Lena Barber, Licensed Mental Health Services Provider
“Losing someone you love is difficult. You are never alone in your journey.” Michelle Caulk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
“Talking about grief provides an important first step toward healing.” Dr. Pat E. Conn, Licensed Clinical Therapist
A Reader’s Review
This is an awesome resource book for children and adults alike. This is not just a story book. This book contains so many answers to questions we all have in a time when we are faced with grief so profound it becomes almost too difficult to find the words to express it. Genie, through dedication, prayer, and years of experience working with children of all ages in the education field has found the words to share with all readers in the pages of this book Charlie Loses A Friend. Highly recommended!